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January 2020

Autumn in Carson Valley Nevada

Eagles & Agriculture – Carson Valley

January 23 - January 26
Carson Valley, 1477 US Highway 395 N, Ste. C
Gardnerville, NV 89410
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Eagles & Agriculture is one of the most unusual events on any state’s calendar. It attracts hundreds of visitors to the Carson Valley each winter for a unique opportunity to photograph the birds, tour the ranches, and gape in wonder as bald eagles congregate in the meadows. These haughty raptors are there because it is the birthing season for the cattle, and like the scavengers they are, they eagerly devour the resulting placentas and the occasional stillborn calf. But instead…

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Mesquite Hot Air Balloon Festival

January 24 - January 26
CasaBlanca Resort & Casino – Mesquite, 950 W. Mesquite Blvd
Mesquite, NV 89027
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Bright colored balloons will take to the skies above Mesquite for the 2020 Hot Air Balloon Festival Friday through Sunday.  There's nothing like watching these large, colorful balloons effortlessly ascend into Mesquite's wide-open skies at dawn in a slow-motion game of chase.  The Mesquite Balloon Festival will also offer culinary and entertainment festivities for the whole family over this three-day event. As the sun goes down, a balloon glow will take place in the evening(~6-7pm), offering spectators a breathtaking view of inflated…

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National Cowboy Poetry Gathering

January 26 @ 9:00 am - February 1 @ 6:00 pm
Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street
Elko, NV 89801 United States
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The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is the nation’s original cowboy poetry and music festival. Since 1985, aficionados of the American West have traveled to remote Elko, Nevada, to meet like-minded people, be captivated by poets and musicians whose art is an expression of their life on the land, participate in creating traditional Western gear and art, learn about current challenges and creative solutions in Western land management, and kick up their heels and enjoy a week filled with entertainment, learning…

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February 2020

NASCAR Las Vegas – Pennzoil 400 Weekend

February 20 - February 23
Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, 7000 Las Vegas Boulevard North
Las Vegas, NV 89115 United States
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See all of your favorite drivers in fabulous Las Vegas during the Spring NASCAR Weekend, Feb. 20-23, 2020. Fans can also experience the one-of-a-kind Neon Garage featuring live music and entertainment all weekend long. It's your up-close view of the garages from behind the glass and a great view of Victory Lane. Driver Introduction and Lucky 7 Preferred Parking Passes also are available. The event weekend includes the Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy Lube NASCAR Cup Series race, the Boyd Gaming 300 NASCAR Xfinity Series race, the…

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North Lake Tahoe Snowfest

February 28 - March 8
North Lake Tahoe, 8599 N Lake Blvd.
Kings Beach, CA 96143
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North Lake Tahoe's Snowfest is a 10-day winter carnival with numerous events and activities celebrating the Lake Tahoe winter scene. Fun to be had by all ages..be it kids, families, adult only, or animal events...SnowFest! has it all! Snowfest began in spring of 1982. The event celebrates life in the High Sierra and features: parades, fireworks, a Polar Bear Swim, an Iditarun, the Snowfest! Queen, a pancake breakfast and much more.

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TEDx University of Nevada

February 29 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Reno-Sparks Convention Center, 4590 S Virginia St.
Reno, NV 89502
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized event that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. This event called TEDxUniversityofNevada, where x=independently organized TED event. At TEDxUniversityofNevada, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized. Interested in speaking…

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March 2020

Ely Film Festival

March 13 - March 15
Ely, 150 6th Street
Ely, NV 89301 United States
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Ely’s inaugural film festival takes place March 13-15, 2020 throughout the city. Celebrating Ely’s rich film history, this annual event will showcase the cinematic creations that were filmed here over the years. The film festival also gives attendees the chance to meet the directors and crew and engage in discussion about those films. Local and amateur directors are encouraged to submit their short film to be incorporated into the festival. Locations include the beautiful historic Ely Central Theater, The Postal…

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Roses are RAD Winter Film Festival

March 13 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Whitney Peak Hotel – Reno, 255 N Virginia St.
Reno, NV United States
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THE BASICS Get your cameras out, and start filming! Enter your short ski or snowboard video for a chance to be one of the films selected for screening at Mt. Rose’s third annual Roses are RAD Winter Film Festival. The best videos will be chosen to to be featured in the Film Festival event, which will be hosted at Cargo, Whitney Peak Hotel in Reno on Friday, March 13th.  If your film is selected for screening, it will be judged by…

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Virginia City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

March 14
Virginia City, 18 S C St.
Virginia City, NV 89440 United States
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Dress in your most outlandish St. Patty’s Day garb, walk in the parade, join the costume contest and get in on the Ballbreaker Saloon Crawl. This full-on Irish testicle festival is the place to be for St. Patrick’s Day, complete with a beer garden, music and the lively atmosphere found only in Virginia City.

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Silver State Chili Cook-Off – Pahrump, NV

March 14 @ 9:00 am - March 15 @ 4:00 pm
Petrack Park – Pahrump, 150 NV-160
Pahrump, NV 89060
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Head to Pahrump for the 8th Annual Silver State Chili Cook-Off at Petrack Park on Saturday, March 14 through Sunday, March 15. Enjoy celebrity judges, live music, car show, vendors and more. Visitors can also taste the chili entries. The Silver State Chili Cookoff is sanctioned by the International Chili Society.

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